Production Company: Alligator Film
Co-Production Company: FUZZ Ltd
Filming Locations: Stavanger, Rogaland
Estimated Budget: NOK 23 000 000
Sandrew Metronome Norge
In the morning of the 5th of April 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The day everyone was waiting for finally arrived.
Nokas is the story of the NOKAS robbery, which took place at the central cash service in Stavanger. The film traces the development of the robbery from early morning on until the fatal shot which took police officer Klunglandís life. The story is credibly narrated through minor details in a non-dramatic, everyday manner. Routines and daily activities at the police station and the cash service centre, the unaffected civilians at the Cathedral Square who politely ask the heavily armed robbers if they may pass with their pram, and the robbers who restlessly get dressed, take a leak, kid around, and wait for the great event. And when the robbery is carried out, itís totally unreal for everyone. Even if itís actually taking place.
The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the perspective of the police, the robbers, the central cash service personnel, and ordinary people. Itís a credible and realistic, but fictitious reconstruction, the way it could have happened. The story is poetically and filmatically depicted, with sober use of various genre techniques. Drama, thriller and action, balancing throughout between reality and fiction.
Film Crew Based in Western Norway